Manipura Chakra and Yoga- #3 Solar Plexus Chakra Balancing

Manipura Chakra and Yoga

Manipura Chakra and Yoga

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What is the Chakra system?  Chakras are the energy sources that are placed in seven different points on the spinal column.  They are responsible for disturbing the life energy and can get out of balance. But yoga poses can help bring the chakra’s into balance.  Come with me on a seven week Chakra Journey into energy balance!

What Chakra are you? Take my Chakra Quiz to find out!

What is to give light must first endure burning.

Victor Frankl

The Solar Plexus Chakra energy is focused at the solar plexus and is associated with the color yellow and our force of will, power, joy, and anger.

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Manipura Chakra and Yoga Balancing

Are you:*
Then you may have too much energy around your Solar Plexus Chakra

Do you have:*
Lack of energy
Poor digestion
Tendency to be cold
Tendency toward submission
Low self-esteem, lack of confidence
Weak will, poor self-discipline?
Then you may have too little energy around your Solar Plexus Chakra

Do you want to be balanced?  Yes! Here is what you could experience:*
Responsible, reliable
Good self-discipline
Positive sense of self
Spontaneous, playful, humorous
Able to take risks

*Learn more about the Solar Plexus Chakra with the Chakra Balancing Workbook (paid link) by Anodea Judith

Manipura Chakra and Yoga Practice

How can you balance your manipura chakra and yoga?

Plank pose- hold this pose as long as it is comfortable, or until you feel heat rising up through your belly.  Focus on tightening your abdominal and stomach muscles.

Dhanurasana presses right into the Solar Plexus.  It can remind you of Mhulabanda, the power source right at the navel.  Stoke that power by rocking into this lift.

Cobra pose releases the muscles in the abdomen.  As we lift away from the floor, we stretch and lengthen the muscles to relieve pressure through the abdomen.

Yoga crunches- move into this pose from three-legged down dog.  Round through the shoulders and back and squeeze the abdominals.  Do this pose for reps or just hold in the tuck until the abdominals are on fire!

Pravritta Ashta Chandrasana- twists are a great way to fire up the core.  As we squeeze, we tighten the digestive system.  Then when we release, new blood flow enters the system to help rejuvenate our digestion.  What a great way to cleanse!

You could also try connecting to your manipura Chakra and yoga with the essential oils of Roman Chamomile, Ginger, Bergamot, Vetiver, Rosemary, Peppermint, Coriander, Lemon, and Melissa.  I suggest doTERRA Essential oils. I also love chakra singing bowls (paid link). Try them out for yourself! 

The chakras are a journey, manipura chakra and yoga included. Take the Journey full journey: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, and Crown.

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